Content Provider Programs List

#DiscoverDL: Anansi the Spider, A West African Folktale This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students witness the African folktale Anansi as it comes to life with brilliantly colored shadow puppets. The story is narrated and performed by a Center presenter. Following the short performance, students participate in learning activities about West ...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

#WhatFloats: Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Set sail with us as we explore the countries and cultures of China, Japan and/or Mali through their puppetry traditions. The presenter will demonstrate a Malian Water Spirit Rod Puppet, a Japanese Bunraku Rod Puppet, and Chinese Hand and Shadow Puppets. Studen...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

#WhatFloats: Exploring Antarctica This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Set sail with us as students learn about Antarctica and build a Penguin Hand Puppet . Students will help us explore the continent (including the story of Ernest Shackleton and the ship The Endurance), animal life (seals, penguins, whales, and more), and learn...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3

A Celebration of Native American Cultures   based on 9 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Celebrate the fall season with a focus on Native American culture!Activities focus on three Native American cultures (Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest), the use of natural resources from the different regions, and how these resources shaped their lives in ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

A LIVE INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! Movin' & Groovin' Health Series: Mr. Kolache's Long List    based on 16 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING OCT. 1, 2013.Join Mr. Kolache (hand puppet), a Czech pastry, and his dog Baklava (hand puppet) on a “movin and groovin’” adventure both inside and outside the grocery store in which they live. When Mr. Kolache is faced with an overwhelm...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2

A LIVE INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog    based on 4 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nut...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

A LIVE, INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! Little Red Hen & the Grain of Wheat    based on 25 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
This classic tale comes to life through an interactive performance led by puppeteer Jeffrey Zwartjes. Colorful hand puppets tell the story of a hen who finds a grain of wheat. She wants to harvest the wheat but none of the other barnyard animals will help her,...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Africa (Mali)    based on 16 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students build a Malian Rod Puppet (water spirit) and learn about Malian puppetry. Students also learn characteristics about the continent of Africa (different topography, people and cultures) and Mali itself. This is a great arts and social studies lesson in ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Anansi the Spider: A West African Folktale    based on 90 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students witness the African folktale Anansi as it comes to life with brilliantly colored shadow puppets. The story is narrated and performed by a Center presenter. Following the short performance, students participate in learning activities about West ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, Parent

Butterflies    based on 248 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Each student will construct a Butterfly Marionette while participating in learning activities about the lifecycle of the butterfly, what makes a butterfly an insect, and coloring and camouflage. Video clips and photographs of the different stages in the life o...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Dinosaurs    based on 64 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students learn interesting facts about dinosaurs while building a Dinosaur Cup puppet. Learning activities focus on the following: meat eaters vs. plant eaters, ways that dinosaurs moved, and ways that dinosaurs protected themselves. This is a great arts and s...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2

Discovering Puppetry : CHINA Virtual Tour This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students are taken on a virtual tour of the China section in our Worlds of Puppetry Museum.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures    based on 40 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Program format and content are adapted based on participating age group. Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of Mali (Africa), Japan and China (choose 2 countries) with the aid of ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Discovering Puppetry: CHINA    based on 4 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Visual literacy is a strong focus with this program. Students are introduced to China through it's rich puppetry history. Students view puppets and replicas from the Center's global museum collection with open Q & A and discussion. Short video clips, visual ai...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, High School (grades 9, 10, 11,12) (Ages 14 - 18)

Exploring Africa    based on 21 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students build a Giraffe Rod Puppet while learning about Africa. Students view a Malian Rod Puppet and learn briefly about the art of puppetry in Africa today. We discuss different types of homes, people, environments, and animals of the Savanna-- incl...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3

Exploring Antarctica    based on 27 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students will build a Penguin Hand Puppet while learning about Antarctica. The discovery and exploration of the continent, plant and animal life (seals, penguins, whales, and more), and fascinating facts about ice and glaciers (frozen rivers, calving & i...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Gingerbread Boy    based on 288 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students witness the classic tale of The Gingerbread Boy come to life with brilliantly colored shadow puppets. The story is narrated and performed during the first part of the program. Led by the program presenter, students make their very own Gingerbread Boy ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Making Healthy Choices    based on 29 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Little Noodle, star of the Center’s original stage production Adventures of Little Noodle, joins the Distance Learning Team as co-host for our program about healthy living, Making Healthy Choices. Little Noodle gets students movin’ and groovin’ through ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2

Mexico    based on 32 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students learn about the history and culture of Mexico and its people through the art of the mask. Learning activities center around the story of the flag of Mexico & ancient Aztec culture, ancient pictographs of indigenous animals of the New World, and the ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Native Americans    based on 119 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Learning activities about different Native American cultures will take place while students create their very own Hopi Kachina puppet. Activities focus on three Native American cultures (Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest), the use of natural resources from ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

Plants    based on 100 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Students will construct a Pop-Up Plant puppet while learning about the various parts of a plant and their functions. Students will also discuss photosynthesis and plants as food. This is a great arts and science lesson all in one!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3

Puppet Building 101:Jointed Rod Puppets   based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Participants will build a working, jointed Bunraku (Japanese rod) style puppet from recycled newspaper, masking tape, and craft sticks! Based on the human figure and human proportions, puppets can be transformed into just about any character. The extended w...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Spiders    based on 51 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
The puppet and learning activities for this program can be modified to suit the participating age group. Students build a Spider Marionette while participating in learning activities about how spiders and insects differ, web vs. wandering spiders, and the life...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Spooky Spiders    based on 5 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
The puppet and learning activities for this program can be modified to suit the participating age group. Students build a Spider Marionette while participating in learning activities about how spiders and insects differ, web vs. wandering spiders, and the life...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Teacher Workshop: Hands-On Learning for Educators & Administrators    based on 4 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Teachers are led through a hands-on interactive workshop on the topic of their choice. Teachers actively participate in activities presented to students in a regular program. This introduces educators to the technology of videoconferencing in the classroom and...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Parent

Tropical Rain Forest    based on 48 evaluation(s). - by Center for Puppetry Arts 2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Student will construct a flying Tropical Bird Rod puppet. They will participate in learning activities about the location of tropical rainforests and their relationship to the equator and tropic lines, various animals found in the rain forest and the different...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

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